Hinsdale, IL – During its committee of the whole meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, the District 86 Board of Education approved the appointment of Cheryl Moore as the district’s assistant superintendent of human resources. Her tenure with the district will begin on July 1, 2021.

“I want to thank Mary Dudek for her dedicated service and leadership over the past year,” said Superintendent Tammy Prentiss. “We are incredibly grateful for everything she has done for our district in her role as our interim HR director, and wish her the best in her retirement. I also want to congratulate Cheryl on her appointment as our new assistant superintendent of human resources. I believe her exemplary qualifications and wealth of experience will aid the continued development and success of our employees, while also helping us achieve important goals such as the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff that more closely reflects our school community.”
Moore has worked in public education for the past 11 years. She currently serves as the director of human resources for Community High School District 94 in West Chicago. Prior to that, she was the director of human resources for Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Moore also spent eight years in the private sector, including five years as the assistant director of human resources for Ernst & Young LLP in Chicago, and three years as the senior human resources administrator for the Harris Corporation in California. 
Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in U.S. history from Northwestern University and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She also holds a master’s degree in educational administration and a chief school business official endorsement from Northern Illinois University.
“I am incredibly honored to be joining District 86 as its assistant superintendent of human resources” said Moore. “I have a tremendous amount of personal and professional respect for the district that dates back to the time I spent as a social studies teacher at Hinsdale Central toward the start of my career. I look forward to helping my new colleagues build on the district’s proud tradition of excellence, while also creating opportunities for growth through our work on the district’s strategic plan and our unwavering commitment to its equity statement.”

In addition to welcoming Moore, Superintendent Prentiss expressed her appreciation and gratitude to the more than 20 staff members who assisted with the search process, which included conducting virtual interviews with the three finalists for the position. 
Moore received a three-year contract with a starting base salary of $160,000.